Monday, December 26, 2011


Wrapping up the year with many things handmade:

Pajamas pants made from voile

 Hand-knit legwarmers (though the sock-less shoes kind of cancel out the warmth....I'm just sayin')

and a hand knit Hufflepuff House scarf.

That was how MY girls kept busy this past week.....and the lounge at Hip Stitch bustled with hand-made gifts being made - a clutch purse for a mom, sachets for family members, pajama pants for a husband, an apron for a Godmother, a camera strap for a mom.  It was a fun week, and I was so proud of all the youth who came and sewed in the lounge - and of their determination to go the hand-made route, even if it meant extra patience, and some seam ripping.

Christmas Eve, with our bellies full of tamales, red chile, green chile stew and Frontier tortillas:

We headed off to look at the lights in Old Town before midnight mass:

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2011


Julie and I put together this lampshade cover with voile -let's start with the "before":

And put together on the lamp, with Julie ironing out the fabric pen marks (I used the new Frixion pens that erase with heat)

.....from this book, a new addition to the store: